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***Please, be advise that the licences purchased throught our website will be sent by mail.***


Outaouais SPCA authorized these controler agent.


François Périgny, Matricule 9043      Ghislain Larocque, Matricule 9038         Marc Dalmont, Matricule 9062


Did you know that revenue from the sale of licences is the main source of income for the Outaouais S.P.C.A.?  It counts for  50% of our budget and the Outaouais S.P.C.A. does not receive any funding from the government, municipalities or any other organizations.  Without these revenues, the Outaouais S.P.C.A. could not fulfill its mission or carry out its activities. This is another good reason to purchase a licence for your four-legged companions.


oIt is statistically proven that if a lost animal is wearing a licence, it has a 95% chance of being reunited with its family.   Our ultimate goal is to quickly and efficiently find the owner of any lost animal brought to our shelter.  It is not surprising that several cities in America and Canada run awareness campaigns to inform the public about the importance of having their animals wear a licence. The licence is the animal’s ticket home.   


For several years now, the Outaouais S.P.C.A. has been the only organization mandated by the municipalities to sell cat and dog licences.  It is mandatory that all cats and dogs in our territory wear a valid licence on their collar. Pet owners who do not abide by this municipal law are subject to fines of $300.00 to $1,000.00 for a first offence. For potential dangerous dogs, fines start at $500 and can go up to $2,000. Please note that administration fees are added depending on the amount of the fines. These measures are necessary in order to maintain an animal control service that is humane, appropriate and professional. It also allows us to determine when animals are harmed or mistreated or when there is overpopulation that is out of control.


Each licence is engraved with a number that corresponds to your animal’s information which is entered in the S.P.C.A.’s database. Licences are renewable on a yearly basis. They expire on December 31st so you must renew prior to

oJanuary 1st each year.  It is important to understand that the cost of the licence cannot be divided or refunded and that the licence is not transferable from one animal to another or from one owner to another.


It is now possible to order your licence online using our secure Web connection. All you need is a valid credit card. It’s fast, easy and secure.  
You can purchase a licence for the following municipalities

  • Gatineau (all sectors)
  • Val-des-Monts
  • Cantley
  • Chelsea
  • La Pêche
  • Pontiac
  • Thurso
  • L'Ange-Gardien
  • Lochaber Township

For Gatineau only

Visit the city of Gatineau Internet site at:
for detailed information on animal care and control, consult by-law # 183-2005.


Retroactiv payment for previous year

The SPCAO is entitled to claim the amounts of the licenses for prior years as soon as the owners confirms having care during these periods and / or that our records indicate that the person was the owner of the animal in the previous year.

	To conform to this law
You can purchase your licences:


1.  Online


In a fast and secure way.

2.  By telephone


Please have your credit card ready.

3.  By mail

By forwarding a cheque or money order to:

Outaouais S.P.C.A.

C.P. 82122

Gatineau, Qc,  J8T 6B8


4.  In person, at one of our two Outaouais S.P.C.A. offices.

  • 132, Varennes street(Gatineau sector), during the following office hours: Monday to Friday 9 am to 6pm, Saturday from 10 am to 5 pm and Sunday noon to 5 pm.

5.  At one of the City of Gatineau service centers

  • Aylmer Sector 115, rue Principale Gatineau (Quebec) J9H 3M2

  • Buckingham Sector 515, rue Charles   Gatineau (Quebec) J8L 2K4

  • Gatineau Sector 144, boulevard de l'Hôpital Gatineau (Quebec) J8T 7S7

  • Hull Sector 775, boulevard de la Carrière Gatineau (Quebec) J8Y 6V1

  • Masson-Angers Sector 57, chemin Montreal  Est Gatineau (Quebec) J8M 1K3

City of Gatineau :


Description Taxes Annual Fee

Domestic Animals

Cats and Dogs
Not applicable

Cats /Dogs non-sterilized

Cats / Dogs sterilized

Pit-bull, Staffordshire bull-terrier, American Staffordshire or mixed breed 


Late fee for any owner or guardian who does not renew their dog or cat licence by March 31st of each year. *This fee covers the cost of hiring additional personnel to sell licences in   the territory.

$40.00 $30.00 $100.00 $20.00



In 2011, the City of Gatineau’s municipal council voted and approved that the Outaouais S.P.C.A. be authorized to charge a late fee to any citizen who has not renewed their animal licence by March 31.  This $20.00 fee is applied on April 1st to all late renewals.  


The licence must be worn on the animal's collar at all times, if not, a penalty may apply.

L’Ange-Gardien, Cantley, Pontiac, La Pêche, Val-des-Monts and Thurso : 

The cost of a licence is $20.00 per dog.


The cost of a licence is $25.00 per dog.

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